Oh No! My Tongue is Black!

"Holy heck! what is wrong with my tongue?! It's black! Oh my gosh! What's wrong with me?!"

That was me this morning, when I woke up with a tongue that was completely BLACK! I mean blackest of night black! So, I'm thinking I brushed my teeth before I went to bed, how did this happen? Was I raiding the pantry in my sleep? (That could certainly explain the extra pounds on me.) How long have I been doing this? What else am I doing in my sleep? Oh crap...sometimes, I sleep naked! AAAAAAGH!

I ran to check the pantry, no food missing...phew, crisis avoided! But...what the hell is wrong with me?! My tongue is still black! ♪once you go black you never go back♪ (Gin Wigmore)  Oh no! It's going to be this way forever!

I did the only thing I could do in this emergency situation...

I asked the smartest person I know...GOOGLE!

Google, why did I wake up with a black tongue?

As always, Google knows all...Google had the answer.

I'm not dying...I don't need a doctor...I'm not eating in my sleep (damn! no excuses for not losing the weight!) I don't have some strange exotic disease...

the cause of my black tongue in the morning...Pepto Bismol.

Apparently, the active ingredient in Pepto Bismol can cause a black tongue, and I hadn't taken 2 chewables after dinner yesterday. So that explains it...2 little pink pills make people wake up with a black tongue.

Hmmm Who knew?! Weird.

♪Who knew♪ (Pink)